SAFETY concerns have been raised about a roundabout in the Borders, with a member of the public warning that there will be a “smash” soon.

John Gray issued the warning at a meeting of Galashiels Community Council this month.

The community council has expressed a desire to improve the appearance of a number of the town’s roundabouts.

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However, Mr Gray is concerned about the roundabout at the town’s ASDA, stating that “you cannot see through the vegetation”.

“At this moment in time I’ve got no concern about the flowers coming on or the bushes, I’m more concerned about the safety,” he said.

“You cannot see any vehicles entering in from Edinburgh Road when you’re coming along Currie Road.

“Somebody, sooner or later, is going to have a smash there. Forget the flowers at the moment and get back to the safety.”

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Before Mr Gray’s comments, community councillor Gordon Richardson asked whether there had been an update on whether the roundabouts could be sorted, with the council stating that there is a health and safety risk.

Independent Galashiels councillor Sandy Aitchison said: “I’ve had a conversation with Craig Blackie [Scottish Borders Council neighbourhood area manager] and as far as I’m concerned, and as far as Craig Blackie is concerned, there needs to be a high-level discussion in terms of where we go with this.

“There’s an acceptance that something needs to be done, it’s just a case of when and how we do it. That conversation is ongoing at the council at a reasonably high level.”